Language:  Malay Find language 

Population of Groups Speaking

23,988,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

43

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Acehnese Malaysia 84,000 4,008,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Bajau Bukit, Papar Malaysia 2,000 2,000 Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Banjarese, Banjar Malay Malaysia 26,000 4,332,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Batu Punan Malaysia 1,200 1,200 Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.00 % -
Bazaar Low Malay Creole Singapore 11,000 11,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Belitung Indonesia 113,000 113,000 Islam 0.05 % 0.02 % 2
 Buginese Malaysia 143,000 5,760,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Malay United Arab Emirates 29,000 16,968,000 Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Malay Australia 141,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.30 % 0.25 % 3
 Malay Canada 2,600 16,968,000 Islam 0.11 % 0.10 % 1
 Malay Denmark 800 16,968,000 Islam 1.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Malay Myanmar (Burma) 27,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 1
 Malay Cambodia 17,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malay Comoros 1,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.90 % 0.30 % 1
 Malay China, Hong Kong 15,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.45 % 1
 Malay Indonesia 3,216,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 64
 Malay Japan 10,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.60 % 0.20 % 1
 Malay Korea, South 9,600 16,968,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Malay Christmas Island 400 16,968,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Malay Madagascar 32,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Malay Malaysia 12,860,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.60 % 0.52 % 257
 Malay Netherlands 1,500 16,968,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Malay New Zealand 5,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.90 % 0.30 % 1
 Malay Saudi Arabia 17,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.80 % 0.20 % 1
 Malay Singapore 391,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.60 % 0.20 % 8
 Malay Taiwan 21,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Malay United States 20,000 16,968,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Malay Yemen 62,000 16,968,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Malay, Cocos Islands Malaysia 5,800 8,100 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malay, Ketapang Indonesia 306,000 306,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Malay, Malaysian Ireland 3,400 16,968,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.45 % 1
 Malay, Malaysian United Kingdom 35,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Malay, Pontianak Indonesia 316,000 316,000 Islam 3.00 % 0.01 % 6
 Malay, Riau Singapore 16,000 1,876,000 Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 1
 Malay, Riau Indonesia 1,860,000 1,876,000 Islam 0.08 % 0.00 % 37
 Malay, Sambas Indonesia 499,000 499,000 Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 10
 Malay, Sumatera North Indonesia 2,242,000 2,242,000 Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 45
 Malayali, Malayalam Malaysia 344,000 1,411,000 Islam 23.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mamak, Talang Malaysia 123,000 149,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Minangkabau, Orang Negeri Malaysia 931,000 931,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
 Orang Kanaq Malaysia 200 200 Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamiang Indonesia 45,000 45,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Temoq Malaysia 800 800 Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  43           41     491
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Bangka Indonesia 436,000 436,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 9
 Kelabit Indonesia 800 6,400 Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
 Kelabit Malaysia 5,600 6,400 Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
  Totals:  3           1     9

Language Alternate Names
Akit
Bahasa Daerah
Bahasa Malayu
Bahasa Melayu
coastal Jambi
Coastal Terengganu
Colloquial Malay
Informal Malay
Jugra-Muar-Melaka-Johor
Kapuas Hulu
Landak
Local Malay
Lubu
Malayu
Northwestern Kalimantan
Orang Hulu
Orang Kuala
Pahang
Riau islands
Riau islands (Sea Tribe dialects)
Riau Mainland
S
Sakai
Sanggau
Sarawak (Sarawak Malay)
Sarawak Malay
Sea Tribe dialects
Sekadau
Sintang
Southeast Island
Tamiang

Dialects
Bangka
Belitung
Bulongan
Daya
Deli
Inland Terengganu
Kelantan
Ketapang
Lengkayap
Malay
Mali
Mentuka
Paga Alam
Pontianak
Riau
Sambas
Sarawak
Southwestern Coastal Kalimantan
Sukadana
Tanjung Raja
Tebang
Tembaga
Upstream Western Kalimantan
West Borneo Coast Malay

Dialect Alternate Names
Bahasa Bangka
Bulongan Malay
Colloquial Malay
Deli Malay
Doih
Johor
Local Malay
Malay
Malay: Bangka
Malay: Belitung
Malay: Daya
Malay: Riau
Malay: Ritok
Malay: Sambas
Malay: Sarawak
Malayisch
Malayu
Melayu Bangka
Melayu Sambas
Melayu: Bulongan
Melayu: Daya
Melayu: Paga Alam
Melayu: Pontianak
Melayu: Riau
Melayu: Sambas
Melayu: Tanjung Raja
Mentuka-Doih
Riouw-lingga
Ritok
Sarawak
Sarawak Malay
Siantan
Tobak
Toba'k

Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1629-1932
New Testament 1668-1974
Complete Bible 1733-2016
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Resource Link
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malay
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Bahasa Melayu - Malay
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets